Emergency Reversal of Anticoagulation Medications

Author(s): Bryan Boling

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 0.50

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Hematology/Oncology, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Anticoagulants are among the most commonly prescribed medications, but in critically ill or injured patients, these medications can result in increased morbidity and mortality. Reversal of anticoagulation is not always straightforward. In this session, we discuss when and how to reverse anticoagulants, considering the risks and benefits and examining reversal strategies for the most commonly encountered drugs.


  • Interpet laboratory data related to acute coagulopathy, including traditional tests of coagulation and viscoelastic testing such as TEG.
  • Compare targeted versus nontargeted reversal strategies for anticoagulation medications.
  • Design a treatment strategy for the acutely bleeding patient on anticoagulation medications.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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